LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating after an elderly woman was struck by a hit-and-run driver outside of her home in Levittown, Long Island last week.
As 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported, 80-year-old Audra Cummings was standing next to her driveway last Thursday when she was mowed down.
“I went out to put the garbage at the curb,” she said. “I got hit here first and then on the arm and back.”
80-Year-Old Woman Describes Hit-And-Run Outside Levittown Home
Cummings was knocked to the ground, but she said she still managed to get a look at the car that took off.
“It’s a sports car; not brand new, but a grey-silver car,” she said. “I was on the ground, and he sort of hesitated at the corner, and then he made a right.”
Police are now hunting for that car and its driver, who was last seen heading westbound on Stirrup Lane, Rivera reported.
Cummings was treated and released from a hospital and said she feels lucky her injuries weren’t more serious.
“I had a hairline fracture, my knees are bothering me, I hurt all over,” Cummings told CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan.
Cummings said she believes the driver must have been distracted when he hit her.
“I guarantee you he was on a cell phone or texting,” Cummings said. “That’s the only reason.”
The elderly woman also believes the car must have been driving at a high rate of speed since the impact sent her into the air.
“I flew. It wasn’t that I fell, I flew, it hit me,” Cummings said. “It was going a very fast speed.”
“You can hurt somebody very badly if you are not paying attention,” said Nassau County Police Inspectr Kenneth Lack.
Now, the neighborhood wants cars to go slower down the road.
Detectives urge anyone with information about the incident to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
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